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This Marry Me Chicken Recipe is one of my all-time favorite chicken recipes. You have tender and juicy chicken in a creamy basil and sundried tomato sauce that marries each other the same way you will get a marriage proposal after making this recipe.

Marry Me Chicken

I’m always trying to find new ways to make chicken because plain, bland chicken breast dinners are the worst. This quick and easy recipe is one that everyone in your family will love–you may even get a marriage proposal out of it.

This Marry Me chicken is definitely a winner, whether I’m looking for new ways to make chicken taste better like my Chicken Franchaise or Air Fryer Parmesan Crusted Chicken. It’s one of my favorite dishes.

Why make this Marry Me Chicken Recipe?

This chicken dinner has a creamy sauce with garlic and sun-dried tomatoes. The flavors marry each other to create a tantalizing flavor that’s irresistible. They say “the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach” and this chicken dinner is definitely the way to his heart!

overhead marry me chicken on table

What Ingredients do you need to get started?

Marry Me Chicken Ingredients
  • Chicken breast or 3 larger breasts
  • salt
  • pepper
  • all-purpose flour
  • ghee or butter
  • minced garlic
  • chicken stock
  • heavy cream
  • parmesan cheese
  • crushed red pepper flakes
  • Italian seasoning 
  • sundried tomatoes
  • Fresh basil

Step by Step Directions to make Marry me chicken dinner.

  • Cut the chicken breasts into cutlets until you have 6 total cutlets.
Cut Chicken Breast

  • Season the chicken with salt and pepper.
  • Dredge chicken breasts in the flour.
Dredge chicken in flour

  • In a large cast-iron skillet, melt the ghee or butter over medium heat.
  • Once the ghee or butter is melted
  • Sear the chicken for 5 minutes per side, and work in batches.

  • Transfer chicken to a plate and set aside.
  • Bring the heat to a medium-low.
  • In the same cast-iron skillet add the garlic and cook until fragrant, about 30 seconds.
Add Garlic to pan

  • Add the chicken stock, heavy cream, parmesan cheese, crushed red pepper flakes, and Italian seasoning.

  • Allow to come to a simmer, stirring constantly.
  • Add the sundried tomatoes and the chicken and let simmer for 5 minutes or until thickened slightly. 

  • Garnish the chicken with fresh chopped basil and serve over pasta.
basil on chicken sauce

Chef Tips and Tricks

  • Pound Chicken to 1″ thick for even cooking.
  • Season the chicken with salt and pepper before dredging with flour.
  • Use Fresh Basil.
  • Use a cast iron pan or a quality Stainless Steel for even cooking.
  • Serve immediately for the best results.
marry me chicken sauce

What to Serve with Marry Me Chicken.

This chicken dish has a delicious sauce that is perfect for serving over pasta or garlic mashed potatoes. This chicken dish also pairs well with garlic and parmesan Air Fryer Asparagus, Or even Marinated Broccoli.

Chicken on fork with pasta

Frequently Asked Questions

Why is it called marry me chicken?

I like to think after eating this chicken you will get the marriage proposal that you have been waiting for but actually, it’s because the flavors in this meal marry each other so well.

Best Pasta to use with marry me chicken recipe.

We used a broad Linguini noodle but you can also use angel hair pasta.

Can I use chicken thighs instead of breasts?

Yes, you can substitute boneless skinless chicken thighs instead of breasts.

How To Store leftovers

Store the leftovers in a sealed air-tight container in the fridge for up to 3 days.

How to Reheat

Reheat in the microwave or in the oven, you will need to add a splash of water to thin out the sauce as it thickens in the fridge.

Can I freeze Marry Me Chicken?

I would not freeze this sauce with a milk base. It does not freeze well.

Close up of inside of marry me chicken
Marry Me Chicken

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Marry Me Chicken

Marry Me Chicken

Yield: 6
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

This Marry Me Chicken Recipe is one of my all-time favorite chicken recipes. You have tender and juicy chicken in a creamy basil and sundried tomato sauce that marries each other the same way you will get a marriage proposal after making this recipe.

Ingredients

  • 1.5lbs Chicken breast or 3 larger breasts
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon pepper
  • ¼ cup all purpose flour
  • 4 tablespoons ghee or butter
  • 1 ½ teaspoons minced garlic
  • 1 cup chicken stock
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • ½ cup grated parmesan cheese
  • ½ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1 teaspoon italian seasoning
  • ½ cup sundried tomato strips
  • Fresh basil for garnish

Instructions

  1. Cut the chicken breasts into cutlets until you have 6 total cutlets. Cut Chicken Breast
  2. Season the chicken with salt and pepper, then dredge in the flour.Dredge chicken in flour
  3. In a large cast-iron skillet, melt the ghee or butter over medium heat.
  4. Once the ghee or butter is melted Sear the chicken on both sides for 5 minutes, and work in batches. Set aside.Add Garlic to pan
  5. Bring the heat to a medium-low and
  6. In the same cast-iron skillet add the garlic and cook until fragrant, about 30 seconds. golden brown chicken
  7. Add the chicken stock, heavy cream, parmesan cheese, crushed red pepper flakes, and Italian seasoning.Add Chicken Back to pan
  8. Allow to come to a simmer, stirring constantly.marry me chicken sauce
  9. Add the sundried tomatoes and the chicken and let simmer for 5 minutes or until thickened slightly. 
  10. Garnish the chicken with fresh chopped basil and serve over pasta.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 496Total Fat: 32gSaturated Fat: 18gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 11gCholesterol: 177mgSodium: 499mgCarbohydrates: 11gFiber: 1gSugar: 4gProtein: 41g

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